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Roland Hoffmann
Roland Hoffmann
Geographic location Amateur photographer, Germany
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When and how do you start to create?

at the age of 8 or nine years I got my first camera. First shots were sky and clouds.

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Do you went to an art school or self-taught?

I visited several workshops, stay with local communities but most of all I learn from my mistakes.

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Do you create as a professional or for your own?

I just take pictures. I don't bother about money. If it sells, thats ok. If not - so what?

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How do you learn and work your skill?

several workshops, try-and-error, friends, ...

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What do you like in this art, your motivation?

I will not manage to get all the pictures in my head that want to get out of there to paper or canvas if I try to paint. My skills are poor and it takes too much time. So in photography it works quicker, although there are other other obstacles such as gravity :-) Motivation is staying curios and trying out as much as I can.

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What do you want to express or arouse in those who watch your work?

I like to show the beauty in people and the things we can create. Although natures miracles are fascinating and I like to make them transparent.

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What are your favourite subject(s)?

Preferably women and men, street and scenes, landscapes sometimes. But I even stop for flowers still :-)

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How do you prepare a creation or project work?

I charge the batteries, take of the lens cap and shoot. To bee quit honest: I have a little book where I write down ideas. Often I discuss with friends an make plans what subjects might be interesting and wich projects could be set up.

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What are your prefered moment(s) when you create?

the first contact with a model. It is still so exciting that often my hands are pretty shaky. Then wehen I look after a few shots what results are and find them encouraging. I think that ist most inspiring.

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What are your most representative creations, and why? (links)

Portraits. You can find some in internet. Links are on my homepage www.polifem.de

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What are you trying to share via your art?

Inspiration to the the beauty of creation

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Who are artists that fascinate or give you inspiration? (links)

Da Vinci, Picasso, Dali, Helmut Newton, Martin Krolop, Marcus Boos, Tedd Preuss ... ...

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What equipment and/or technic do you use?

Pentax K-3, several lenses an an OLYMPUS OM-D E-M5 Mark II

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How and why your work as changed since you started?

I hopefully get better. Although my eyes get weak my view is sharper.

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What does the Internet media give you?

More than I can take!

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What are you expecting from Art Limited and/or other members?

Inspiring discussions and a high-end-quality of the exhibition

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What was the best advice given to you as an artist?

Go out and do it!

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If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do?

better we don't find out ...

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What are your plans in the future?

Work hard to get better, have a lot of fun with other wayward people on the same trip

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Do you have anything else to say?

have fun, good light and keep on making the world a more interesting and wonderful place

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